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Can a Mouth Guard Help You Avoid a Dental Emergency?

It is estimated that nearly 40 percent of dental emergencies are caused by sports activities. Did you know that you can prevent many of these sports-related injuries? By simply wearing a mouth guard consistently during sports, you can protect your teeth and mouth from many of the injuries that can occur.

Choose a Custom Mouth Guard

When you are considering your options for a sports mouth guard, it may seem easier and more affordable to purchase one at your local sporting goods store. However, before you make your purchase, consider a having your dentist in Chesterfield make you a custom mouth guard.

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How to Take Care of Yourself After Tooth Extraction

Ask any dentist, and he or she will tell you that tooth extraction is always a treatment of last resort. But once other options have been exhausted, it might be necessary to pull a tooth to protect the health of the rest of your teeth. For example, if you have wisdom teeth, they might be impacted and painful, or they might be breaking the surface of the gum and starting to cause crowding with the rest of your teeth.

If you have a tooth extraction—including those that require oral surgery—in your future, rest assured that you are in good hands with Dr. Robert Rahm, your Chesterfield, MO dentist. He has the ...

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Cosmetic Dentistry: Change Your Smile, Change Your Life

At first glance, reading the title of this blog might sound a bit dramatic. Sure, cosmetic dentistry can change your smile, but can it actually change your life? But the fact is, it can!

When you have a beautiful smile, you naturally show it off more. This not only changes your own mood, but it can change the moods of those around you. It can also boost your self-confidence, which can improve both your social life as well as your professional life. In addition, having straight, white teeth can actually mean you enjoy better oral health as well.

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Cosmetic Issues We Can Fix With Dental Crowns

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You may have heard about dental crowns being used for such repairs as to cover a tooth that has a very large filling or to strengthen a tooth that has had a root canal done. But dental crowns are also used for cosmetic issues. Dental crowns will not only improve the look of a tooth, but it will make it stronger and protect it from further problems.

Let’s take a closer look at how we use dental crowns at our Chesterfield, MO, practice to fix cosmetic issues with your smile.

Cosmetic Reasons You Might Need a Dental Crown

  • A crown is needed to protect a broken tooth.
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You Might Have Gum Disease—and Not Even Know It!

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There are many people in this country who suffer from gum disease. In fact, gum disease is the number one cause of people losing their teeth—a fact that might come as a surprise to a lot of people.

Many people who have gum disease aren’t even aware they have it, so they don’t seek treatment. Not only does this mean they are risking the health of their teeth and their entire mouth, but they are also raising their risk of developing serious disease, including heart disease, stroke, and even some kinds of cancers.

How do you know if you have gum disease? Contact your dentist in Chesterfield, MO, to find ...

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3 Reasons Why Routine Dental Care Is So important

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It may seem inconvenient to visit the dentist twice per year, especially when your teeth and mouth aren’t hurting or uncomfortable and your schedule is hectic. However, there are some important reasons you should visit your dentist every six months to achieve and maintain your oral health. Here are three of the most important goals. 

#1: Dentistry Focuses on Prevention

Unlike your medical physician, whom you visit when you are ill or injured, your dentist in Chesterfield, MO focuses on preventive care. An examination every six months allows your dentist to identify concerns such as oral cancer, periodontal (gum) disease, and tooth decay in their earliest stages.

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How Does KöR Whitening Work?

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Have you lived with stains on your teeth that have caused you to feel self-conscious about your smile? Have you had little to no success in achieving the results you want with store bought teeth whitening systems? If you answered yes, we encourage you to read on for more information about a Chesterfield, MO whitening system that has proven results in helping patients achieve the brighter smile of their dreams. 

What Is KöR Whitening?

KöR is a teeth whitening system that combines the science of brightening your teeth with the latest technology to bring you a system that achieves results like no other. KöR Whitening is proven to eliminate even ...

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